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Review of Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail
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Ranked #22 of 74 Restaurants in Bodmin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Bodmin gaol is certainly worth a visit but it is currently undergoing large scale renovation running into millions of pounds with the intention of turning it into a high standard hotel. It currently houses a good restaurant and a shop containing objects related to its history. It is not that long ago that it was used as a prison. It was also used much longer ago to house French prisoners of war.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant at the gaol. The setting was interesting and pleasant and the food was the same. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Nice food and reasonable prices, but nothing outstanding. There weren't many people there when we went, but the website advises booking, which is probably a good idea in high season.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Pauline H
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

When asked to choose a menu in advance I'd expect some full focus on what is being served. the roasted tomato soup was quite flavourful, the pork loin was overcooked,! tough and lacked flavour with a small scoop of pretty dull gloopy mashed potato , with just 2 thin spears of well overcooked purple sprouting as the accompanying veg.
Come on Guys this is really bad and I'm struggling to see why I first rated this poor, and not terrible.
At least the fruit salad was fresh and well prepared but £25 for this is a rip off frankly speaking

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank nickpickles
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

A very interesting place, but quite expensive with entry at £10 for adults. Friendly staff. Glad we went.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

It has been some 10 years since I was in the gaol for a meal. It is currently going through a massive upgrade to make it into a rather interesting hotel complex. We took my wife's parents and our daughter for a birthday luncheon. The upstairs restaurant is very nice and comfortable with plenty of history. We each ordered a different main course and none of us were disappointed. The meal deal being offered made the bill at the end rather painless and was an unexpected bonus. Service was excellent and is certainly worth a recommendation. This will be a very interesting establishment when the renovations are completed.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Paul S
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